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queen

1. The wife of a king.

2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scots. In faith, and by the heaven's quene. (Chaucer)

3. A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind; as, a queen in society; also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc. This queen of cities. Albion, queen of isles.

4. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites.

5. The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen.

6. A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the queen of spades. Queen apple. [Cf. OE. Quyne aple quince apple] A kind of apple; a queening. Queen apples and red cherries. . Queen bee, a very large west Indian cameo conch (Cassis cameo). It is much used for making cameos. Queen consort, the wife of a reigning king. Queen dowager, the widow of a king. Queen gold, formerly a revenue of the queen consort of England, arising from gifts, fines, etc. Queen mother, a queen dowager who is also mother of the reigning king or queen. Queen of May. See May queen, under May.

(Science: botany) Queen of the meadow, a heavy yellow powder consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; formerly called turpetum minerale, or Turbith's mineral.

Origin: OE. Quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. Cwen wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. Quan wife, woman, Icel. Kvan wife, queen, Goth. Qens. See Quean.


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Re: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

... just dry sand, but I moved them to a fresh set up with a soil-sand mixture that was slightly damp. They've made a little burrow in that with the queen and the larvae in it. Before I read your advice about food, I put in a tiny piece of egg, a tiny piece of bread-soaked-in-sugar-water, and a tiny ...

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by Waylah
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:40 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

... accepted into a colony. If there are still pupae around, you could give those to the colony - they don't have a smell and are easily accepted. The queen normally doesn't need many workers, some deal fine even completely without but that depends on the species. As long as you have a few, it should ...

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by Tricho
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:48 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

... encampment, about the same size, also with babies, on top of my (very large) hermit crab enclosure. A nice warm spot. So I actually found the queen and caught her. I've put her and a bunch of baby-carrying ants into an ant farm I had as a kid but never got going. The queen has tucked herself ...

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by Waylah
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:50 pm
 
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Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... for Medicine or indeed any Nobel prize so long as Sweden remains governed as a kingdom. I want nothing from the Swedish King nor from any King nor Queen. I am a republican and only wish to receive prizes, awards or recognition while living or posthumously from republics or at least from non “royal” ...

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by PeterDow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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Bees

Not hugely helpful, I've already read that page and on it it says: Thus, if a queen bee mates with only one drone, any two of her daughters will share, on average, 3/4 of their genes. And on this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_bee#Reproduction_cycle It ...

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by nicholasetew
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bees
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